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Presented by Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law

The 1960s: Voting Rights Then and Now

Tuesday, March 6, 2018 6 PM Vanderbilt Hall
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A half century after the Voting Rights Act guaranteed the franchise to all Americans, access to this fundamental right is once again under siege. How did a group of great citizens drive the enactment of the Voting Rights Act? How did the legislation work to secure access to the ballot? Why is its pledge once again under attack?

In an extraordinary and relevant conversation, legendary television journalist Bill Moyers—who served as one of President Lyndon Johnson’s top aides during the civil rights era—discusses the epochal events of the “Second Reconstruction.” He is joined by two leaders of the current fight for democracy and veterans of courtrooms across the country in the fight against voter suppression: Kristen Clarke of the National Lawyers' Committee and Myrna Pérez of the Brennan Center's Democracy Program.

6 PM: Check-In
6:30 PM: Program

Part of: The ’60s: The Years that Changed America

A Citywide Festival
January 14–March 24 and 2018

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The Voting Rights Act with Michael Waldman
Michael Waldman, President of the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law, discusses the Voting Rights Act. Fifty years after the Voting Rights Act guaranteed the franchise to all Americans, access to this fundamental right is once again under siege.

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